Category Archives: Education

It Is What It Isn’t: Fake News Comes of Age as Ideology Trumps Evidence

Our deeds still travel with us from afar; and what we have been makes us what we are. George Eliot, Middlemarch We have arrived, in my opinion, upon the moment in the course of human history which marks the nadir … Continue reading

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A Trial of Spiritual Resolve: Sergey Lavrov’s Speech to the Military Academy of the General Staff

“Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root… Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used, for the ultimate determinant in the struggle … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Education, Government, Law and Order, Middle East, Military, Politics, Rule of Law, Russia, Strategy, Trade, Western Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1,780 Comments

Olympian or Politician? Make Up Your Mind.

The latest Olympian to shoot off his cakehole to the world and bray his catastrophic ignorance is Canadian swimmer Mark Tewksbury. He tweeted earlier, although he has since taken it down, his extreme disapproval that ‘doper’ Yelana Isinbayeva had been … Continue reading

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Second Annual Fern of England Photo Caption Contest

Okay, this is a blatant play for time. So far I have not made a new post in April at all, and I know I need to do one but I can’t find the time. I have a 2.5-hour exam … Continue reading

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On the Art of Noticing the Obvious, and Invisible People, Part II

As promised, we’re going to press on with the conclusion of Lyttenburgh’s piece. So far the first part has racked up 4,404 hits and attracted 996 comments; not bad at all. The premise that Russian liberals are fifth-columnists who are … Continue reading

Posted in Alexei Navalny, Boris Nemtsov, Education, Europe, Government, Law and Order, Russia, Slavs, Vladimir Putin, Yulya Latynina | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 266 Comments

The Weaponization of Ignorance: the West’s Go-To Experts

Brute Force and Ignorance, Just hit town, Looking like survivors, From the Lost and Found. Brute Force and Ignorance, Have come to play, A one-night stand at eight o’clock, Then they’ll be on their way. From, “Brute Force and Ignorance“, … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Education, Europe, Government, Law and Order, Military, Politics, Religion, Russia, Slavic, Strategy, Trade, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2,205 Comments

About That Batumi Miracle…

Hey, remember back when Al Jazeera was the object of loathing and fear in the USA? Bankrolled by the Emir of Qatar – a thriving democracy in the Middle East whose ruler has been a male member of the Al … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Economy, Education, Europe, Georgia, Government, Investment, Saakashvili, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2,222 Comments